His Blood for Our Sins
we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the
riches of His grace. (Eph 1:7)
I recently donated
blood for the first time. I recall the friendly staff going through a rather
long list of questions about my health and personal information before I gave
blood. To my surprise, the donation center generously provided refreshments
such as cookies and water.
When the time for
donation arrived, they provided a bed. The amount of blood taken was about ten
percent of the blood in an average adult. The whole process took less than an
hour and was a relatively pleasant experience. Despite the mild pain and
discomfort associated with giving blood, knowing that I could help save lives
through this small sacrifice gave me a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment.
Yet when the Lord
Jesus Christ gave His blood, instead of a warm and welcoming reception, He
faced a bitterly cold and hostile mob. He was mocked and despised. He was
harshly questioned and falsely accused. His hands and His feet were pierced as
He was nailed to the cross. His refreshment was sour wine mingled with gall.
Thorns were His crown.
Jesus suffered for
hours on the cross until He gave up His life. He shed His blood to atone for
our sins, saving us from eternal condemnation so that we can have eternal life
If our blood is
valuable enough to save patients in life-threatening situations, then how much
more valuable is the blood of Jesus? We became God’s people after being
purchased by Jesus’ blood. What have we done to repay His incredible act of
mercy? Or have we taken His sacrifice for granted?
There is no
greater love than the Lord’s death for us. He saved us, sinners without any
hope. Since He gave us life, let us live according to His standards.
We should no
longer live in sin, but should lead a holy life that is pleasing in His eyes.
Let us renew our faith and relationship with our Lord by purifying our hearts
and wholeheartedly laboring for Him.
you taken Jesus’ sacrifice for granted? How will you repay Him?